Learning Firearms
Firearms Training Solutions

RDS Handgun Instructor Firearms Training


We provide training and consulting services to agencies, groups, and responsible citizens. We specialize in the areas of Firearms, Use of Force, Personal Safety, and Law Enforcement Training. Topics range from firearms courses for self defense and law enforcement, best practices, and more. We possess the finest staff and instructors to present the material in a professional manner that is relevant, current, and effective.

Just finished Fundamental Carbine. It was a great experience. I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in learning manipulation and marksmanship with the AR platform.

-Mike Waters, via Facebook

I have now taken five different courses with these guys, and the professionalism and quality of the training has been outstanding. They run a very safe range, allow a realistic experience, and also realize that students also want to have fun. The most recent Dave Spaulding class was truly oustanding. I look forward to contnue to be a student with Learning Firearms.

-Stephen Gulbrandsen

Student of Multiple Courses

I recommend Learning Firearms to every shooter I meet - I truly believe everyone, regardless of experience level, can benefit meaningfully from their instruction. Classes are worth every cent of my money and every second of my time.

-Dustin Hawbaker, via Facebook

What our students say about training with us

5x5 Drill and Target

Students of our courses were introduced to our 5x5 drill that has become our signature standards drill.  The target is now available to download for your practice sessions.  More info on the drill can be found here.

RDS Handgun Instructor Course at 88 Tactical

Dave is teaching a 3 day Red Dot Sight Handgun Instructor Development course around the country for 88 Tactical.  This course equips the student to develop and teach a behavior based modern approach to the use of a red dot sight on a handgun back to their agency.  This course is being hosted by several agencies around the country.  

More info on course can be found here.

5 Day Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Course

Brainerd, MN  - Sept. 20-24 2021  $750  - 40 POST Credits

This course will equip the student to be a handgun and rifle instructor for their agency.  An intense 40 hours course bringing modern techniques in teaching methods and firearms proficiency based on realities faced in current law enforcement environments.

More info on the course can be found here.

Dave Joins the Staccato 2011 Blue Team!

Staccato is adding several members of the LE training community to it's Blue Team around the country.  Dave is super excited and humbled to be selected to serve Minnesota and the area with Staccato.  It's no secret that Dave loves shooting his 2011, a platform he has been shooting in competition, training and in law enforcement roles.  If you want to check out a Staccato 2011 at class, we've got you covered.  Warning, after you shoot one you will want one!